South Nepal faces political and social strife in the wake of upcoming local elections. The Madhesi people of Indian descent in south Nepal assert that they have been discriminated for 250 years--seen as Indians and not Nepali.
After the 2015 Nepal constitution was promulgated, which the Madhesis view as discriminatory (partly because of it giving them less representation in the parliament), unrest has plagued south Nepal. Over 50 deaths have resulted from the Madhesi protests, and human rights violations have been of chief concern.
Here is the story of the Madhesi people.
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